Rate Relief

31st January 2018

Local MP Priti Patel is encouraging local businesses to check their eligibility for business rate relief schemes and submit applications to their local authority to save money. Last year the Government announced a £435 million package of support including:

- a £300 million discretionary revaluation relief support scheme for businesses affected by increases in their business rates bills following rate revaluation,
- a £1,000 discount scheme for pubs,
- and a scheme to cap the annual bill increase for ratepayers losing small business rate relief or rural rate relief following revaluation.

The £300 million discretionary revaluation relief scheme provides funding for four years and the billing authority Councils which cover the Witham constituency – Braintree District Council, Colchester Borough Council and Maldon District Council – have been allocated a total of £1.2 million to support local businesses.

Priti, who has been a longstanding campaigner for business rate support for small and medium sized businesses, said:

“There’s over £1 million of financial help available to local businesses in this part of Essex and I encourage all small and medium sized businesses to check if they are able to claim. Each of the three councils that cover the Witham constituency are running their own schemes and businesses based in Witham should get in touch with their billing authority. Business rates are a significant cost for businesses and this financial assistance from the Conservative Government will help many local firms.” 

Surgery Dates

All surgeries are by appointment only.

To obtain an appointment please email WithamMP@parliament.uk or phone 0207 219 3525.

May 29th Tiptree

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A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: WithamMP@parliament.uk with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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